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Chinoiseries

Dams, Bernd H.; Zega, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0847830462 / ISBN 13: 9780847830466
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Over-sized hardbound (quarto/coffee table type). The book is as new: no wear to the binding. No distortion of the binding from reading or improper shelving. Pages are tight and clean with no marks. No name of previous owner. No odor. The priced unclipped dust jacket is as new: no edge wear, no sun fading. DJ in an archival protector. Bookseller Inventory # MP16-1206Z

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Title: Chinoiseries

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Trained as both architects and historians, Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams are skilled artists known for their expert restitutions of historic buildings, rendered in a realistic watercolor technique that has become their trademark. Originally published as a limited-edition collector’s item that sold for $1,100, this affordable reprinted edition presents fifty charming images, the results of more than a decade of study of historic European and American architecture and garden ornament. Thirty-six of the works presented here delve into the past, reconstructing exceptional historical structures from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century with a predominately French style. The remaining are the authors’ original designs, beautifully detailed works inspired by these exotic and whimsical structures. Hubert de Givenchy, in his preface to Chinoiseries, describes these images as "precious documents [that] retrace an époque when taste, extravagance, and a sense of fantasy were an essential part of the way in which parks and gardens were embellished, by perfectly inscribing them in nature, then furnishing them with dreams."

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Bernd H. Dams and Andrew Zega have co-authored and co-illustrated four books, including Pleasure Pavilions & Follies: In the Gardens of the Ancient Régime (Flammarion, 1995) and Palaces of the Sun King: Versailles, Trianon, Marly (Rizzoli, 2002). The artists’ work is regularly featured in numerous periodicals, as well as major architectural journals.

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